CLF options

The Theme Options' UBC CLF section

The UBC Collab Theme has a number of elements and options. The theme options are found under "Appearance > Theme Options" in the WordPress Dashboard.

UBC CLF Guidelines

Guidelines for the UBC CLF are defined in three categories:

  1. Minimum Requirements;
  2. Highly Recommended; and
  3. Optional
Sections of the CLF - Mandatory, highly recommended and optional

Minimum Requirements

There are parts of the CLF that are mandatory or required for all UBC websites. This ensures that UBC websites have a minimum level of uniformity in visual presentation and functionality, hence the term "common look and feel". The parts defined as minimum requirements are marked in red.

Highly Recommended

These parts of the CLF, while optional, are critical elements we highly recommend that you keep intact and incorporate into your site.

The CLF Templates have been designed following best practices in usability and have been rigourously tested for compatibility across multiple browsers, operating systems, devices, and screen resolutions. Furthermore, the design and code meets web accessibility standards. Any modifcations to the highly recommended parts may result in undesirable effects and compatibility issues. The parts defined as highly recommended are marked in yellow.

Optional

Finally, the optional part of the CLF is the area where units have the freedom to create and incorporate custom design styles. The part defined as optional is marked in green.

To find out more about the UBC CLF guidelines, please visit the UBC CLF website

The UBC Common-look-and-feel (CLF) Elements

The following elements can be customized in the UBC CLF section: the standard CLF colours, the campus identity, unit/website information, and the unit contact info.

Standard CLF Colour Options

The UBC CLF offers 4 colour theme options for the Brand Identity Header.

Option 1: White on Blue

Generally used for executive units and UBC's top-level sites, the White on Blue is a good option for units that need a strong university brand presence. For the Unit Name background colour, units can use the UBC grey or their own unit colour if they have chosen one (see specifications).


White on Blue with UBC grey
Option 1: White on Blue with UBC grey, large and small screens. View working template
White on Blue with unit colour
Option 1: White on Blue with unit colour, large and small screens

Option 2: White on Grey

White on Grey offers a more neutral tone and is recommended for UBC's administrative units. For the Unit Name background colour, units can use the UBC blue on their own unit color if they have chose one (see specifications).


White on Grey with UBC blue
Option 2: White on Grey with UBC blue, large and small screens. View working template
White on Grey with unit colour
Option 2: White on Grey with unit colour, large and small screens

Option 3: Grey on White

Grey on White is the most neutral theme and works well for units with a strong sub-identity. The soft colours shift focus to the content rather than the Brand Identity elements. For the Unit Name background colour, units can use their UBC grey or their own unit colour if they have chosen one (see specifications).


Grey on White with UBC grey
Option 3: Grey on White with UBC grey, large and small screens. View working template
Grey on White with unit colour
Option 3: Grey on White with unit colour, large and small screens

Option 4: Blue on White

Blue on White offers the same advantages as Option 3 and works well for units with a strong sub-identity. For the Unit Name background colour, units can use the UBC blue or their ow unit colour if they have chose one (see specifications).


Blue on White with UBC blue
Option 4: Blue on White with UBC blue, large and small screens. View working template
Blue on White with unit colour
Option 4: Blue on White with unit colour, large and small screens

Campus Identity

In an effort to bring greater awareness to the fact that UBC is a two-campus university, a Campus Identity system has been integrated in the UBC CLF. Campus identification serves as an easy, consistent way to determine a unit's website:

  1. Campus mandate; and
  2. Geographic location

Campus Mandate of the Unit or Website Function

The campus mandate, located in the Brand Identity Header, indicates what campus the unit or website serves. There are four categories websites will fall under.

# Campus Mandate Label Example
1 Vancouver Vancouver Campus Faculty of Science
2 Okanagan Okanagan Campus Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
3 Global or institution-wide N/A Office of the President
4 No campus mandate N/A UBC Robson Square
Vancouver Campus Mandate Header
Okanagan Campus Mandate Header

Geographic Location

The second campus identification method indicates a unit's geographic location. This should be displayed in the address block in the Unit Sub Footer:

Faculty or Unit
Department or Office
Campus or Site Location
123 - 4567 Street name
City, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Phone 604 822 2130
unit@ubc.ca
Vancouver Campus Mandate Footer

If neither Vancouver or Okanagan campus options are applicable, leave the header and footer area reserved for the campus identity blank or indicate your unit's site location.

No Campus Mandate Header
No Campus Mandate Footer

Unit/Website Information

The Unit/Website Information section contains the controls that allows you to change the name of the website, the website URL linked to the unit name, and the search context for the site. This section also allows control over the unit colour. Please see the design specifications for the unit/website bar background colour.

Changing the Website Name, Website Home URL, and Website Search textboxes will affect the following regions.

The areas affected by the Unit/Website Information Section

The red region in the image will be affected by Website Name and Website Home URL.

  • Changing Website Name will change the name in the red region
  • Changing Website Home URL will change the destination when the red region is clicked

The yellow region in the image will be affected by Website Search.

Unit Contact Info

This section provides the controls to create a standardized unit contact information area. By making changes in this section you will be updating the information presented in the footer section of the entire site.

The footer information will be seen sitewide
  • Unit Name changes the red region
  • The yellow region is controlled by the radio buttons for faculty name
  • The Address section will control the blue region
  • The Social Links section will control the links in the purple region
source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:UBC_Content_Management_System/UBC_Collab_Theme/UBC_CLF_Options
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  1. austin lui

    The images for the “Unit/Website Information” and “Unit Contact Info” section on the CLF tutorial seem to be missing. When I click on the images, it says “The request cannot be loaded. Please try again later”.

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